Dramani advices Africans against playing in Russia
Ghana midfielder Haminu Dramani has told fellow African players never to dream of playing in the Russian Premier League because of a barrage of racist attacks.
The 2006 Ghana World Cup star was speaking to the BBC’s James Kumarasamy about growing levels of racism in the 2018 Fifa World Cup host.
The world’s attention have been drawn to the high levels of racial slurs in Russian football after Zenit St. Petersburg fans racially assaulted Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos with banana symbolisms.
Dramani who plays for Lokomotiv Moscow says he is deeply worried by the trend and will never advice any African footballer to move to the Northern Europe country.
“No!, I will never advice any African player to come to Russia especially those from my side of the continent.
Russia is well noted for this and is not encouraging.” Dramani told the BBC.
In 2008, Uefa punished Zenit St. Petersburg for racially abusing Marseille midfielder Andre Ayew.